Thursday, December 17, 2009
The Last Invisible Boy (MG)
Kuhlman, Evan. 2008. The Last Invisible Boy. Simon & Schuster. 234 pages.
My name is Finn Garrett and this is my book and this is my story.
It is a story about losing something.
No, it's a story about sudden change.
Or it's the official autobiography of the Last Invisible Boy. Me.
Finn has lost his father. Finn and his family are, as to be expected, a bit in shock at his sudden death. Nothing has felt right since this horrible, terrible day. He reveals the details surrounding this tragedy very slowly--definitely at his own pace. Almost as if by avoiding writing this part of the story down he can make it less true.
Finn's story is told directly through words and art. There are some happy--some funny--moments, but expect a lot of sadness, a lot of grief, it's a very achy type of book. Almost painful to read. Yet for some readers this might be appealing. I did like Finn. I feel horrible saying it was almost too sad for me.
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